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What I hoped would be a hard-knuckled, surreal caper ended up being a bit of a letdown. When it comes to Harlem crime fiction, there's Chester Himes high on the throne. Everybody else takes the scraps.
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Dreaming of Babylon is the chump's version of Chinatown. A slapstick romp that fucks with the P.I. genre and all of its well-worn trappings. You get the down-on-his-luck detective, an angry cop with a bad temper, a one-legged mortician, a blonde dame ...more
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Part romantic fantasy about a dream-weaving schizophrenic, and part meditation on happenstance and the precipitous decisions one makes for a happy, content life, 'Lost Futures' is a novel that holds much promise. Unfortunately, there is too much padd ...more
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Flannery O'Connor
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O'Connor

Thomas M. Disch
“All children... feel a demonic sympathy with those things that cause disorder in the grown-up world.”
Thomas M. Disch, The Genocides

Sterling Hayden
“To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea... "cruising" it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

"I've always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? ”
Sterling Hayden, Wanderer

Lena Horne
“Always be smarter than the people who hire you.”
Lena Horne

J.G. Ballard
“Civilised life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.”
J.G. Ballard

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